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With its sights set on hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics, Chicago recognized that multilingual communication would be crucial to presenting itself as a world-class metropolis and international tourism destination. Translation of the ExploreChicago.org site into French and Spanish will start this month, with the multilingual sites scheduled to launch in spring 2009. To streamline the process, Chicago's Office of Tourism will employ Translations.com's proprietary GlobalLink OneLink technology. As a fully hosted solution, OneLink allows clients to rapidly deploy multilingual web content with absolutely no IT burden.

"The Chicago Office of Tourism looks forward to sharing www.explorechicago.org with the world in partnership with Translations.com," said Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Lois Weisberg.

Translations.com President and CEO Phil Shawe added, "We would like to commend the City of Chicago for taking steps to make their website more accessible to international visitors as well as to local multilingual populations." Shawe goes on to note that the company, although headquartered in New York, has a large operation based in Chicago. He concludes "We look forward to a successful ongoing partnership with the City of Chicago and to helping facilitate their bid for the 2016 Olympics."

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Translations.com is a leading provider of software, website, and enterprise-wide localization services, as well as localization-related technology products. Translations.com solutions allow customers to conduct business more effectively in international markets. The company has a global presence on four continents and services a variety of clients with dedicated practice groups for every major industry. Translations.com is part of the TransPerfect family of companies. For more information, please visit www.translations.com.